Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability


Law Offices of Ilya Fishkin, P.C. has a proven track record in helping clients obtain EB-2 green cards through employment in the United States.

This category is a suitable immigration through employment option for professionals holding advanced university degrees and persons of exceptional ability who have received national and international acclaim in the sciences, arts, or business industry.

To qualify for EB-2 immigrant visa, foreign nationals must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate evidence that their college or university degree was earned and is pertinent to their area of expertise and exceptional ability;
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have at least 10 years of full-time work experience within their area of exceptional ability;
  • In most cases, candidates must obtain a job offer from a U.S.-based employer in combination with labor certification approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. In order for a labor certification to be approved, the U.S. employer must be able to demonstrate that the company has completed a process of recruitment for the position a foreign national will be filling, but was unable to find a U.S. worker who met minimum requirements for the vacancy. Moreover, the salary offered to a foreign alien must meet the U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage standards;
  • Candidates should also provide evidence demonstrating their memberships in professional associations; proof of national and international recognition for their achievements in their field of expertise; lastly, candidates should be able to demonstrate that they were compensated for their work and services within the area of their expertise.

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